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George RR Martin to adapt fantasy novel ‘Who Fears Death’

PTI | Los Angeles |

With “Game of Thrones” close to its end, author Geroge R R Martin and HBO have decided on their next collaboration, an adaptation of fantasy novel “Who Fears Death”.

Author Nnedi Okorafor announced on Monday that the premium cable network has optioned her 2010 science fiction and fantasy novel with the “Game of Thrones” creator on board to executive produce and adapt the series for the small screen.

“My World Fantasy Award-winning novel 'Who Fears Death' has been optioned by HBO and is now in early development as a TV series with George R R Martin as executive producer. Note: This did not happen overnight. It's been nearly four years coming,” Okorafor wrote on Facebook.

“Who Fears Death” takes place in a fictionalised post- apocalyptic future version of Sudan. It revolves around Onyesonwu (Igbo for “who fears death”) who is an Ewu, the child of an Okeke woman who was raped by a Nuru man. When she reaches maturity, she uses her magical powers in a bid to defeat her sorcerer father Daib.